on smaller cars. it gave his son a first look at business. >> george was a turnaround artist at american motors, taking a company that had lost focus, for whatever reason, and fixing it. >> and once george made his mark in the auto world, he switched gears to politics. he was the republican governor of michigan for three terms. and young mitt was a fixture on the campaign trail, schooled early in issues, strategies and the possibility of losing. >> and dad's pollster said, george, you can't possibly win. i was a kid in high school. i thought, oh, no, you know, we're going to lose, i'm going to be embarrassed at school, these little things that a kid thinks. and my dad said -- it was clear, he said, i'm not in this because i'm worried about winning or losing, i'm here to make a difference. he's not defined by elections. he's been defined as a man of character throughout his life.